OPINION: The old courthouse sits untouched and unused in the middle of a CBD craving a revival.
OPINION: Civic leaders now can build on the city's assets "and start reinvesting in the things that matter to Hamiltonians"
OPINION: The Taxpayers' Union founders described it as a politically independent grassroots campaign to lower the tax burden by exposing and (hopefully) reducing wasteful government spending.
OPINION: The Government's programme of asset sales, which started as a headline-grabber in a prime ministerial speech early in 2011, is ending as an election promise that hasn't quite been fully delivered.
OPINION: Despite traveling frequently and his praise of other cities, Hamilton is the only place Paul Barlow wants to raise his family.
OPINION: We expressed disappointment at the region's employment statistics last month, after Goodman Fielder confirmed it will close its Huttons/Kiwi Bacon factory in Frankton and 125 jobs will be lost.
OPINION: A family tragedy - the death of a mother and her baby at the Huntly Birthcare centre in 2011 - has been the subject of a lengthy and very public inquest in recent days.
OPINION: Health experts who are urging curbs on the use of sugar should look at what happened when central government tried to control products deemed capable of giving users a "legal high".
OPINION: For the first time, I felt like being a creative person in Hamilton was something to be embarrassed about.
OPINION: Paul Barlow taken in by New Plymouth's atmosphere but sadly, it made Hamilton feel inadequate to him.
The Conservative Party leader doesn't see why different standards of honesty and rectitude apply to politicians.
OPINION: What the CBD needs isn't a hero - it's a water blaster and someone to clean the streets.
Another Waitangi Day has come and gone, and with it the usual serving of media comment.
OPINION: Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia played the sovereignty card when arguing in favour of legislation requiring the tobacco industry to sell its products in plain packaging.
OPINION: Making tobacco illegal would be futile, but more honest than banning legitimate companies from branding their wares.
OPINION: And like many of the good things about this city, it nearly didn't happen.
OPINION: Waikato people should show more than a passing interest in Waikato Innovation Park.
OPINION: Younger generations take it for granted that Waitangi Day is a public holiday, but not the students at St Paul's Collegiate in Hamilton or St Peter's School in Cambridge.
OPINION: If Waikato people wanted to turn Waitangi Day into Protest Day, the Council has just removed one item from the grievance agenda.
OPINION: Our dairy exporters are heavily and increasingly dependent on China, risking over-exposure to a boom/bust cycle.